NBA Daily Message Card 01/11

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NBA Daily Message Card 01/11

NBA results:

NBA 2006-07: +94.62 units     | 1-2-3* MM: +32.21 units 
NBA 2007-08: +144.07 units
NBA 2008-09: +22.77 units
NBA 2009-10: +98.36 units

NBA 2010/11 SEASON RECORD:  (+52.05 units)

NBA 2010/11 SEASON RECORD 1-2-3 MM:  (+18.99 units)

Ranked #1 NBA at Sports-Watch of LV

Ranked #1 NBA at National Sports Monitor

NBA Yesterday's recap:

3 units on MEMPHIS (-3)   LOSS

3 units on OVER MEM/CHA 192   LOSS

3 units on UNDER DET/CHI 188.5   WIN

4 units on CHICAGO (-10)   WIN

Daily Message:

Last night we went 2-2 in our plays for a marginal profit due to our Double Dime Play winner with the Chicago Bulls. The Grizzlies decided to not show up last night and the Bulls decided to not play defense in the first half, once they finally decided to put the #1 ranked defense in the league on the court, the Pistons did not have a chance! I was expecting that from the start but I'll take that….

We are now +52.05 units for the season (using a 1-2-3 units MM: +18.99un) and we've already established a comfortable profit for this month of January w/+9.80un (using a 1-2-3 units MM: +7.81un).

For today, we have a card of 7 games with some interesting games. I'm working on the card right now...

  •  First Update: One play added - Single Dime Play!

Injury report: Andre Iguodala is probable; Andres Nocioni is questionable; Andrew Bogut is probable; Marvin Williams is questionable; Tyreke Evans is questionable; Michael Beasley is questionable; Grant Hill is questionable; Al Harrington, Ty Lawson, Chris Andersen and Kenyon Martin are questionable; Anthony Parker is questionable.



NBA - 507 San Antonio Spurs @ 508 Minnesota Timberwolves


Projected line: San Antonio by 10 points

This is a home-home series between these two teams and in the last game I had a play with the Under, but I had also a lean on the Timberwolves. The reason was pretty simple: it was a terrible spot for the Spurs!

The Spurs were coming from a 3-game road trip and had only one day to rest and prepare the matchup against the Wolves, who are a terrific offensive rebounding team behind Kevin Love and once again they outrebounded the Spurs 19-13 in the offensive glass. The Spurs committed an unusual number of 17 turnovers and these two factors were the only reason why the Wolves were competitive in that game despite shooting 39.6% from the field.

This is the last game of this series and although the Spurs have won the 3 contests, it were the Wolves that covered all the point spreads. Curiously, the Spurs had exactly the same spot in the previous contest against Minnesota at home, in which they won 107-100 (3-game road trip -> home game with just one day to rest).

Tony Parker who was being the Spurs best player along with Manu Ginobili struggled in that game and he was even benched in the final quarter due to a bad defensive play from him. Manu Ginobili said he could tell from the outset that Parker still wasn’t right.

“Tony was still sick,” he said. “Tony is very important for us to get into the paint, kick and get us some easy shots. He wasn’t ready today.”

However for tonight, the Spurs have the same spot than the Wolves so the Wolves won’t have a clear physical edge like they did in the previous h2h’s.

Having saying that, the Spurs are a well oiled offensive machine who won’t have any problems to score against the bad overall Wolves defense. For the Wolves, Michael Beasley is questionable for tonight and in my opinion, they won’t be able to keep up with the Spurs under the same circumstances.

Take the Spurs in here as my Single Dime Play.

Pick: 3 units (Single Dime Play) on
507 San Antonio Spurs (-6) @ -110 / 1.91 on Bookmaker

  • Yes Taylor, we would have a play with the Bucks +7.5

    VB, the line movement was due to Beasley...he will play tonight.

  • nevermind.  PASS for me.

    The RLM in the Spurs game is making me stay away.  Good luck AG

  • Looking forward to a winning night.

    Andre - did you have a lean on ATL/MIL before the game was postponed? Just curious...

  • This is the right call AG.  I'm on the Spurs as well

    Good luck!

  • Final Update: 4 plays for tonight - all Single Dime Plays, good luck!

  • Thanks Spartan (Y)

    FREE PLAY for tonight: SAN ANTONIO (-6), detailed write up released (see initial post).

    Final Update will be released at around 6:15 PM EST, thanks

  • Keep it rolling buddy, outstanding work. Just like you've been doing for many years now. Much respect!!

  • Second Update: one play has been uploaded - Single Dime Play!